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Topless women's rights protester tries to steal Vatican's baby Jesus - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 04:19

Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Topless women's rights protester tries to steal Vatican's baby Jesus
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
According to reports in the Italian press, Vinogradova was standing near a waist-level circular bar that blocks access to the nativity scene when she threw her purse to the ground, took off a coat revealing herself to be topless, began shouting “God is ...

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Naomi Campbell and Tinie Tempah join Sadiq Khan in London campaign for women's equality - Evening Standard

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 03:06

Evening Standard

Naomi Campbell and Tinie Tempah join Sadiq Khan in London campaign for women's equality
Evening Standard
Naomi Campbell joined stars and influential Londoners to back a new campaign for women's equality in London. The Mayor's campaign celebrates the women behind great cities and calls for new commitments to gender equality in London. It will highlight the ...

OPINION | Priyanka Chopra Spoke Eloquently On Women Rights, But Failed To Break The Glass Ceiling - News18

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 23:50

News18

OPINION | Priyanka Chopra Spoke Eloquently On Women Rights, But Failed To Break The Glass Ceiling
News18
In her own words, Priyanka is 'feisty' and 'opinionated' but when it came to talking about breaking a glass ceiling¸there was something missing. She forgot to be fearless, quite conveniently. Adrija Bose | News18.com. Updated:December 27, 2017, 3:31 PM ...

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Per-Sisters for Women's Equality - Wellsville Daily Reporter

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:08

Wellsville Daily Reporter

Per-Sisters for Women's Equality
Wellsville Daily Reporter
SENECA FALLS — Women March in Seneca Falls 2018 (WMinSF) is hosting an opportunity to gather in solidarity on Jan. 20, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, birthplace of women's rights in America. Plans are well ...

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This is what dating could look like 100 years in the future - Quartz

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 04:22

Quartz

This is what dating could look like 100 years in the future
Quartz
Josh, meanwhile, had been dreaming of a cashed-up woman with high ambitions, status and education, ideally with a PhD (or two). Mia's mere MA was a bit of a sticking point. It was the norm, after all, for men to be the ones to 'marry up'. This scenario ...

With Women's Rights As A Focus, Attention Turns To Gillibrand : NPR - NPR

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 00:16

NPR

With Women's Rights As A Focus, Attention Turns To Gillibrand : NPR
NPR
As the "Me Too" moment hit Congress this year, Kirsten Gillibrand found herself in the center of the headlines. The New York senator is now on most short lists of possible Democratic 2020 contenders.

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Opinion: How to make strides toward gender equality for the new year - Edmonton Journal

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 03:01

Edmonton Journal

Opinion: How to make strides toward gender equality for the new year
Edmonton Journal
Indeed, 2017 may be remembered as a turning point for women's rights and gender equality. As Canadians, we have made significant strides toward building a more equitable reality for women and girls. The Canadian government introduced a new Feminist ...

Canada's Olympic women's hockey team a strong mix of veterans, newcomers - CBC.ca

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 19:18

CBC.ca

Canada's Olympic women's hockey team a strong mix of veterans, newcomers
CBC.ca
Canada's team includes veterans such as Meghan Agosta, who will participate in her fourth Olympic Games, as well as goalie Shannon Szabados, Meaghan Mikkelson, Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston and Marie-Philip Poulin, who will each attend their third ...
Canada's run of Olympic women's hockey gold in hands of 23 named to teamCTV News
Hockey Canada announces 2018 Olympic women's hockey teamSportsnet.ca
Canada's Olympic women's hockey team members announced in CalgaryGlobalnews.ca
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Canada set to name women's Olympic team on TSN1 - TSN

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 03:25

TSN

Canada set to name women's Olympic team on TSN1
TSN
Hockey Canada has until Jan. 21 to submit its women's roster to the Canadian Olympic Committee. If history is an indicator, the Olympic team could be named as early as this week. Players in previous centralizations have gone home for their holiday ...

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Women's Rights Groups Speak Out Against Centre's Decision to 'Criminalise Muslim Men' With Triple Talaq Bill - The Wire

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 03:15

The Wire

Women's Rights Groups Speak Out Against Centre's Decision to 'Criminalise Muslim Men' With Triple Talaq Bill
The Wire
New Delhi: It is a matter of grave concern that the Bill on the criminalisation of instant triple talaq was cleared by the cabinet without inviting the opinion of women's rights groups or consulting with other civil society stakeholders, said activists ...

The Spirit of the Women's-Rights Movement in a 1933 Film - The New Yorker

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 23:03

The New Yorker

The Spirit of the Women's-Rights Movement in a 1933 Film
The New Yorker
The incisive, aphoristic script (credited to three writers) unites diverse strands of political and social history, including Prohibition and the frivolities of the roaring twenties, the spread of socialist ideas, and even the rise of Hollywood itself ...

Kenya wants to make its popular matatu commuter buses safe for women - Quartz

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 20:30

Quartz

Kenya wants to make its popular matatu commuter buses safe for women
Quartz
This inspired people in other towns to strip women in a series of 'copycat crimes'. Following this, Equality Now, an international women's rights organization, together with other organizations, began the #MyDressMyChoice campaign, reasserting women's ...

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'Pay to avoid a lashing': women in trousers face threats and abuse in Sudan - The Guardian

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 01:00

The Guardian

'Pay to avoid a lashing': women in trousers face threats and abuse in Sudan
The Guardian
Earlier this month a Sudanese court dropped charges against a group of women who were caught wearing trousers at a party. If convicted they could have faced 40 lashes and a fine. But often women face trial without legal assistance at spontaneous courts ...

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Women's rights - Himalayan Times

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 20:12

Women's rights
Himalayan Times
In post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction, women face particular hurdles to secure tenure and shelter. Even in areas with strong protections of equality and non-discrimination, displaced women often struggle to assert their property rights. On ...

Janet Benshoof, champion of women's reproductive rights, dies at 70 - Press Herald

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 16:59

Janet Benshoof, champion of women's reproductive rights, dies at 70
Press Herald
She spent the next four decades fighting to uphold the case's legacy in the United States and to expand women's reproductive freedom around the world, founding the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights and Global Justice Center to defend ...

The Indian woman using her body to fight for equality - BBC News - BBC News

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:10

BBC News

The Indian woman using her body to fight for equality - BBC News
BBC News
Imagine a young woman beginning a performance standing naked on a stage. In conservative Indian society, it is very hard to imagine but for playwright and actor Mallika Taneja, the body is the most powerful tool in the battle for women's equality. She ...

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Canada has failed women. We won't fail Canada - The Globe and Mail

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:11

The Globe and Mail

Canada has failed women. We won't fail Canada
The Globe and Mail
In a few short months, our culture has seen a profound paradigm shift in the power dynamic between men and women. The most visible shift has been in Hollywood and the entertainment industry – including here in Canada – where the ugly boys club has been ...

Russian women are being forced to pay their abusers' domestic violence fines, advocates say - CBC.ca

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:22

CBC.ca

Russian women are being forced to pay their abusers' domestic violence fines, advocates say
CBC.ca
A woman who has been beaten by her husband holds her child in a shelter outside Moscow on Jan. 26. Under new Russian law, some victims of domestic violence are being forced to pay their abusers' fines. (Pavel Golovkin/Associated Press). Listen 5:52 ...